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Sep 21, 2010

Toyo Tires Introduces New Maximum Performance Tire

CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA – Surrounded by technology and innovation, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. introduced the Toyo Proxes 1 today at the International Tire Exhibition & Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. Built for many of the most powerful cars in the world, this maximum performance tire is the new flagship for the company’s legendary Proxes line of high performance products. Proxes 1 is Toyo Tires’ most technologically advanced tire, developed with a focus on high-speed performance, cornering and braking. 

Emphasizing innovation, Proxes 1 utilizes Toyo Tires’ new and advanced TruForm technology. The result is better uniformity and improved handling performance thanks to a high-rigidity belt package that reduces tread deformation. The Silent Wall in the tread decreases noise while computer simulation applied in development optimizes Proxes 1 for today’s varying road surfaces. 

Six of 10 sizes feature a multi-compound tread engineered for high speed handling, cornering and braking while four sizes designed for rear wheel applications (width of 285 and greater) have a compound and design focused on vehicle balance and improved cornering power. It is the first multi-compound product Toyo Tires has brought to the United States.

Additional features of this new maximum performance tire include interlocking tread blocks that improve directional stability in straight-away driving and slanted grooves that close during cornering for increased stability. A multi-function taper is also applied to the inside of specific tread blocks to obtain uniform contact pressure during cornering and to provide a wider channel along the circumferential groove to resist hydroplaning. 

The new Proxes 1 is available in sizes to fit 18- and 19-inch wheels on the finest performance cars including select models of Audi, BMW M cars, Corvette, Ferrari, Jaguar, Mercedes Benz, and Porsche.